Cosmetic smile changes

Cosmetic smile changes

Have you considered making some cosmetic smile changes? Cosmetic changes beyond upgrading your oral health. Simple things like teeth whitening and dental bonding can make a big improvement fast. If you don’t like the color of your teeth, then whitening treatment is a good way to start. If you have a bit of wear and tear on your front teeth, then veneers may be something to consider. Porcelain veneers can be the secret to a natural and beautiful smile. When porcelain veneers are fitted to the needs of your smile and crafted with artistry, they will have a comfortable and natural look. Depending on the cosmetic changes you want to make, there is a type of porcelain veneer that will meet that need. At a consultation appointment we can discuss your choices and find the type of porcelain veneers that are right for you.

What can no-prep veneers offer someone who wants to make cosmetic changes to the way they look when they smile? While traditional veneers are already remarkably slim, they require the removal of enamel in order to fit properly on a person’s teeth. No-prep veneers, like conventional porcelain veneers, can hide chips and cracks, stains, and other superficial flaws. No-prep veneers can be attractive to prospective patients because they boast an even slimmer construction, which will mean a reduction, or even an elimination, of preparatory work on teeth. Once in place, no-prep veneers will allow you the opportunity to flash a dazzling, improved smile.

Finding The Right Way To Make Cosmetic Smile Changes That Will Last

Your dentist can provide many different approaches to cosmetic dental work. How will you know if you have found a procedure that works for you? You can set up a consultation to find out more information. If you have received a recommendation for cosmetic work but wish for a second opinion, our practice does welcome people for second opinion consultations. Because cosmetic work is meant to last for many years, having a professional confirmation can provide real reassurance.

Hiding Flaws With A Dental Bonding Treatment

A cosmetic bonding treatment uses tooth colored composite resin. This is the same material that your dentist uses for dental fillings. This material is great for covering up flaws that affect your smile. This material can bond directly to your natural tooth, for long-lasting support. This approach allows your dentist to correct cosmetic flaws without waiting for a restoration produced at a dental lab. You can have a great smile in one appointment with this method.

Learn more about the cosmetic smile changes with no-prep veneers

Patients who want to learn how they can make big cosmetic changes with less preparatory work on teeth can be thrilled by what no-prep veneers will offer them.

No-Prep Porcelain Veneers

No-Prep porcelain veneers are ultra-thin sheets of porcelain that can be adhered to the teeth with no removal of enamel. The ability to have an extremely thin yet strong porcelain sheet is a recent innovation, and the no-prep technique takes full advantage of this quality. No prep veneers are best for those needing minimal correction in shape and spacing of their teeth.

Low-Prep Porcelain Veneers

Low Prep Veneers will require removing a very small amount of enamel from the teeth. As with no-prep veneers, this type of cosmetic smile change is best for minor corrections. At your consultation visit we will discuss which type of veneers will give you the smile you are looking for.

The Placement Process For No-Prep Veneers

As with traditional veneers, no-prep veneers are made to provide a custom fit over your teeth. However, they can be designed so that you have little to no advanced work done on your teeth to create the right fit. This means patients who are anxious about a removal of healthy layers of enamel will not need to worry. The placement is typically comfortable enough that no anesthesia needs to be administered. Once in place, your no-prep veneers should stay firm, and offer results that last for many years.

Custom Porcelain Veneers Offer Big Smile Improvements

Custom porcelain veneers are usually the best choice when cosmetic changes include closing gaps between teeth or slightly changing the shape of the tooth. Porcelain has a translucency and light reflecting ability that allows these veneers to look very similar to natural teeth. For a traditional porcelain veneer, there is a consultation appointment to carefully plan the finished smile. At a second appointment, the teeth are prepared by removing a thin layer of enamel, and completing any other shaping. Impressions are made of the teeth, and sent to a laboratory for custom creation of the veneers. At a third appointment, the finished veneers are bonded to the teeth, and you are ready to take your new smile home.

Learn more about the many cosmetic smile changes that can be made to your smile

Every dental problem has more than one solution. Getting another opinion before important dental work is a good idea.

Aside from providing cosmetic dental procedures to our community, Dr. James Fondriest also holds respected academic appointments at the Pankey Institute in Key Biscayne, FL, and the Spear Institute in Scottsdale, AZ, and he is a former adjunct Associate Professor in the Department of Prosthodontics at the University of Florida Dental School. Dr. Fondriest combines his impressive array of experience with modern technology and caring, compassionate, knowledgeable staff, and we proudly serve patients from Chicago and all surrounding communities. To schedule a consultation, call our dental office today at 847-234-0517.